Police in British Columbia are always on the lookout for impaired drivers and, as summer is almost upon us, police throughout the province will be even more vigilant in their efforts to get impaired drivers off our roadways this July and beyond.
The entire month of July is dedicated to the Summer Counter Attack Impaired Driving Campaign which includes two major events during the month targeting impaired drivers: June 28-30 – Traffic Services Light Up The Highway Campaign and July 26 Province Wide One Day Blitz.
Impairment means more than just alcohol impairment – it also means impairment by illegal drugs or prescription medication. In BC, an average of 68 people are killed every year in collisions where alcohol, drugs or medications* were contributing factors.
Motorists can expect to see an increased presence on our highways throughout the province during these enhanced enforcement campaigns and may experience short delays. Police are asking motorists to drive safely, and obey the directions of Officers at any check-stop.
Written and released by BC RCMP.
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